Skinner signs contract extension with Man United


Marc Skinner has signed a new contract to continue managing Manchester United Women.

The 41-year-old has signed a one-year extension with the Women’s Super League (WSL) club with the option of a further year.

The announcement comes fresh from Skinner guiding United to a first major trophy with the FA Cup final victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

“It’s an honor to extend my stay at Manchester United,” Skinner said. “I have always felt at home here, with our excellent players, our staff and our fans.

“Being able to win the team’s first major trophy at Wembley was a real career highlight and another sign of our continued growth, on and off the pitch.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported me on this journey, and I look forward to creating many more winning memories together.”

Skinner joined United in the summer of 2021 and subsequently led them to second place in the WSL to secure Champions League football for the first time and reach a first FA Cup final in the club’s history, where they lost to Chelsea.

This is United’s second move to address the women’s team since new co-owner INEOS took control of the club’s football operations, following the appointment of Matt Johnson as new head of women’s football by interim in March.

Johnson said: “Everyone at Manchester United is delighted to see Marc continue as head coach of the women’s team and build on the success of the team’s historic FA Cup victory.

“Congratulations to Marc on his contract extension and we all wish him and the team the best of luck for the new season.”

United – fifth in the WSL – close the season against Chelsea at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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